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School board to decide on early retirement

OBITUARIES Judith K. Westercamp, 72 INSIDE TODAY

SIAC will update board on progress By Ty Rushing Daily News Staff Writer


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Damon Dotson will be coming to Newton for the first time in the new year this Saturday at the First Avenue Speakeasy at 8 p.m. He will be featuring new original and cover songs to the Speakeasy set list. “We’re about done with another album, which unless you follow me on the Internet or on the road, you will see most of the set list will be new original and cover songs,” Damon said. Damon emerged on the music scene in 2003. His popularity has taken him far in the last 11 years. The beginning of his career was very humble. He grew up in Okoboji and would play backyard parties,

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graduations, birthdays, living rooms, and to just about anyone who was willing to listen. In Damon’s career, he has been the opener for many nationally recognized acts, including Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Matt Nathanson, The Gin Blossoms, The Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins, Tristan Prettyman and Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers. “It’s been amazing having the opportunity to open up for these headlining acts,” he said. Damon remembers listening to the country music legend Willie Nelson when he was in second grade. “It was fun opening up for Willie Nelson, I didn’t get a chance to meet him or get anything signed, but to say I opened up for him is

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A Newton man was arrested Thursday afternoon following the execution of a drug search warrant in northeast Newton. According to Jasper County Sheriff ’s Lt. Brad Shutts, Mid-Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force supervisor, MINE officers executed a search warrant at approximately 1:40 p.m. at 1020 E. 12th St. N. #8 in Newton. They were assisted by the Jasper County K-9 Unit. Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia

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were seized. Quintrail Coley, 33, was arrested as a result and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and failure to affix a drug tax stamp, both of which are Class D felonies, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Coley was transported to the Jasper County Jail to await his initial appearance on the charges. Online court records indicate he has nearly a dozen previous misdemeanor traffic convictions and a August 2009 conviction for possession of a controlled substance, which resulted in a fine and a two-day jail sentence.

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Veterans groups collect more than 600 DVDs for VA hospitals By Daily News Staff Thursday afternoon, representatives of the VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary, VFW, American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Jasper County Viet Nam Veterans were on hand at Family Video in Newton to officially hand over more than 630 DVDs to VA hospitals that serve Iowans. The videos were donated to Family Video by local patrons. Previously, Family Video has shipped the DVDs to members of the military serving overseas. But, when corporate officials made the decision to end the practice, the local store opted to find a new way to donate gently-used DVDs to those who have served their country.

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The bond between father and son is one of the strongest relationships between two men. It teaches loyalty, responsibility and respect for those around you. Newton resident David Suter remembers his relationship with his father, U.S. Navy veteran and former Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven Suter. “I will always remember his love for me and him wanting the best for me,” David said.

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a great honor,” he said. Damon and his band were opening for The Beach Boys and got a surprise when, during one of the songs, the drummer from The Beach Boys got up and started to play along. “We didn’t even rehearse it. He just came up and found the tune and created an amazing vibe,” Damon said. Opening for Matt Nathanson is one experience Damon holds special, as Nathanson came over to him and thanked him for opening. “Matt Nathanson is the nicest dude you will ever meet,” Damon said. “He made the initiative to introduce himself to me, which I thought was cool.”

As the Newton Community Board of Education prepares for its first meeting of 2014, a pressing issue from 2013 is closer to being resolved. The board will hold the second reading of board policy 410.1-410.3, which focuses on early retirement options for qualified district employees. There are two sets of standards for qualified employees. Teachers and nurses may receive 25 percent of their base salary and pay received for a school-related extracurricular activity is not included. Administrators and classified personnel would receive 25 percent of the salary they are receiving at the time of retirement. The district will also offer to buy back sick days from early retirees at a rate of $50 per day. The maximum amount of days a person could accumulate is 180. Sick days top out at 180 because that is the amount of time equal to one instructional year. Superintendent Bob Callaghan explained to the board, at the Dec. 16 meeting, why he felt buying back days was necessary. “If they are going early, the thought process is that we are going to reward them for that first year, by basically paying their retirement insurance for one year and (they) still have the same amount of funds left over, if they kept all 180, that we would have given them in the past,” Callaghan said. Currently, there are 17 employees who qualify for early-retirement and Callaghan said 16 of them have a minimum of 164 sick days. “So, it’s kind of like a goodwill gesture,” he said.


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honorably discharged from the Navy in 1979. He went back to home to San Diego and married his wife Jane. In 1982, Jane and Steven had David Suter. “During Veterans Day and Memorial Day, I always watch old war movies and think of my father,” David said. “I will always remember his stories of the brotherhood and companionship on the boat.” In 1995, the Suter SUTER See Page 5A

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Community meal at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church There will be a free community meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Newton. The meal will include chicken and noodles, vegetables, cake and ice cream. All in the community are welcome to attend. The church is located at 1409 S. Eighth Ave. E., just west of the Newton YMCA.

Newton zoning board to meet Tuesday The Newton Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Newton City Hall Council Chambers. Agenda includes a public hearing on the Raceway Acres/Modlin Annexation.

Alzheimer’s Support Group meets Thursday The Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Newton Village second floor activity room. The meetings are open to all family members or caregivers of those who have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia. It is a opportunity to receive information and share concerns.

Art on display at library Artwork by Sommer Kibbee of Kellogg is on display at the Newton Public Library through January. The display is sponsored by the Arts Connection Inc. and is free to the public.

Academic Achievement Graceland University The honor roll lists for Graceland University’s 2013 fall term have been announced, and Rand Hazelton of Monroe has been named to the dean’s list. Students with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.64 are named to the dean’s list. Marshalltown Community College Emmeline Huffaker of Baxter was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Marshalltown Community College with a 4.0 GPA. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must have taken 12 or more credit hours during the semester and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average while attending MCC classes in Marshalltown, at Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell or online. Belmont University Jacob Dahm of Otley qualified for the fall 2013 dean’s list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C. Visit Hammer for your Mastectomy Products. Jessica Thornburg Assistant Manager Diabetic Shoe & Mastectomy Prosthesis Fitter

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Scholarships available to graduating seniors

The Grand Lodge of Iowa The Grand Lodge of Iowa A.F. & A.M. is offering two scholarship programs now available for 2014 graduating seniors from Iowa’s Public High Schools. Information is available both from School Guidance Counselors and on the Grand Lodge of Iowa’s website at www.   One scholarship program is for graduating seniors from Iowa public high schools who will graduate in 2014 and plan to study in an academic field. Sixty scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded. Since the program’s inception in 1970, the Grand Lodge of Iowa has awarded more than $2.7 million in scholarships to 2,045 graduating seniors from Iowa Public High Schools all across the state. The deadline for applications is Feb. 1.  The second scholarship program is the “Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarship” or MCEC Technical Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating Iowa High School seniors plan-

ning to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College. Twenty scholarships of $1,250 each will be awarded. This is the fifth year for this scholarship. The deadline for applications is March 1. Each year, Iowa Masons are pleased to be able to award scholarships based on a student’s academic performance, community activities, leadership, and financial need from endowment funds established to recognize the accomplishments of young Iowans and to promote the education of our future leaders. Masonry, known to be the world’s oldest fraternity, is an organization dedicated to building character among its members who are men 18 years old and older. For more information about these scholarships, email, visit www., or call (319) 365-1438. Conservation Districts of Iowa Conservation Districts of Iowa

is again sponsoring the conservation and agriculture scholarships in 2014. The scholarships are offered to graduating Iowa high school seniors for their first year of education on the college level pursuing programs of study in any field of agriculture or natural resources. Three scholarships will be awarded on the state level in the amounts of $3,500, $2,500 and $1,500.  Jasper County seniors should submit their application to the Jasper County Soil & Water Conservation District, 709 First Ave. W., Newton, IA 50208, no later than Friday, Feb. 28. The 2014 scholarship application is available online at www.cdiowa. org. For further clarification of judging of application criteria and the selection process go to scholarships For any questions, contact the Jasper County Soil & Water Conservation District at (641) 792-4116, ext. 3.

Cashless system scrapped for Iowa State Fair DES MOINES (AP) — Officials behind the iconic Iowa State Fair on Thursday announced they were scrapping plans to eliminate cash sales at food vendors and other attractions, following public backlash. The Iowa State Fair Board canceled plans for the cashless payment system following a meeting, The Des Moines Register reported. The board later released a statement with its decision. “The Iowa State Fair Board has decided today that they will not implement a mandatory cashless payment system at the 2014 Fair,” said the statement. “Instead, they will continue to investigate future implementation of a more progressive system that will eliminate Fairgoers’ concerns of the inconvenience of paper tickets and long lines, improve the concessionaires’ reporting system and accommodate the Fair’s infrastructure.” Fair officials had announced Tuesday that they would sell 50-cent tickets online and at multiple locations at the fairgrounds for food and other rides.

Pizza shop delivers medicines LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania pizza shop has been delivering prescription medicines and other supplies to ill and elderly residents so they don’t have to go outside in the bitter cold. Tom Wynkoop, owner of Fox’s Pizza Den in Ligonier, tells WPXI-TV that he tweeted his offer because his community about 45 miles east of

Pittsburgh has a lot of elderly residents. Wynkoop told those in need to call his cellphone to arrange deliveries of prescription medicines and other products — no strings attached. That’s right: Folks don’t have to order food from Wynkoop’s shop to get help. Wynkoop says his shop has made four deliveries. He says, “You have to be there for your residents.”

They said the new system, which was voted on during a November meeting, would be more secure and speed up food purchases. In response, some longtime fairgoers said the hassle of new lines and other confusion over how many tickets to get would keep them at home. Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a statement that said they were pleased with the board’s decision. Reynolds herself serves on the board, and participated in Thursday’s meeting via conference call. She was not present for the November vote that unanimously approved the cashless system. “I’m pleased the Iowa State Fair Board has listened to fairgoers’ concerns and decided to maintain its cash payment system,” Branstad said. “When making a decision affecting so many individuals, it’s important to find a consensus. This decision will ensure convenience and efficiency for State Fair visitors.” This year’s Iowa State Fair is scheduled for Aug. 7-17.

$3M donation to college SIOUX CITY (AP) — An Omaha businessman has donated $3 million to his alma mater in northwest Iowa, Morningside College. College President John Reynders says the gift from Norman Waitt Jr. and his Kind World Foundation will help the school with its $12 million renovation of Dimmitt Residence Hall. The dorm houses nearly 400 students during the academic year. Waitt is founder and chairman of Waitt Co., an investment company with headquarters in Omaha. He graduated from Morningside in 1986 and is a member of the college board of directors. 2167 S. 24th Ave. W., Hwy. 14 S. & I-80 Newton

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Fox & Golinvaux Married Kendee Sue Golinvaux and Cory Eugene Fox were united in marriage on September 21, 2013. They are both from Newton. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Cheryl Hansen and Jon and Lynne Golinvaux. The groom is the son of Kevin and Lisa Fox. The groom also has a son, Trevor who will turn 4 in February. The wedding ceremony was held at Community Heights Alliance Church in Newton and the ceremony was officiated by Pastor Mike Osterbauer. The couple and Trevor attend church there so knew it was the perfect place for the wedding ceremony. The bride was given away by her fathers, Bill Hansen and Jon Golinvaux. Candy Wood, best friend of the bride, was the Matron of Honor. Sister of the bride, Lindsey Hansen, was the bridesmaid. Curt Mellick, best friend of the groom, was the best man. Joe Scott, friend of the groom, was the groomsman. Kaylee Hansen, niece of the bride, was the flower girl, and the ring bearer was the groom’s son, Trevor. The candle lighters were: Spencer Hansen, nephew of the bride and Faye Bland, cousin of the bride. The colors used for the wedding were: deep red, silver, black and white. The wedding flowers were white calla lilies and deep red roses. Kendee’s gown was purchased at David’s Bridal. It was a taffeta gown with a sweetheart neckline and beaded straps that crisscrossed in the back which were added at the bride’s request. The gown had delicate beaded appliqués that adorned the bodice, an empire waist, pick-up swirl on the skirt and a sweep train. Kendee also wore the gown’s matching 2 tier veil that had delicate beading along the edges. Kendee chose to wear white pearl and diamond jewelry and a head piece to accent the bridal gown. Cory wore a black tux with white shirt, tie and vest. The Reception was held at the Grinnell Elks Lodge. Family and friends joined the couple as they were united in marriage and continued the celebration at the reception. The couple is very excited to now be an official family. They will continue to reside in Newton in their new home. The couple plan to take their honeymoon in 2014.

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Judith K. Westercamp Jan. 9, 2014 Judith K. Westercamp, 72, of Kellogg died on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends after the service.  Memorials in Judith’s name may be left at the funeral home. Judith Kay (Casady) Westercamp was born Oct. 2, 1941, in Graysville, Mo., to Dale D. and Carol J. (Sparks) Casady. She attended schools in Martinstown and Graysville, Mo., and Kellogg. She was united in marriage to Keith A. Westercamp

on Oct. 4, 1958, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kellogg. Judy and Keith made their home in Kellogg for all of their married lives. Judy was employed by Jay’s Café, Newton Manufacturing, Iowa Southern Utilities, Lacaeyse Transport and Mike Brooks Trucking. She and her husband were self-employed in the trucking industry for many years, operating Westercamp

Police Blotter Stockyards and owneroperators for long-haul truck lines. Judy enjoyed reading, sewing, and classic movies. Judith is survived by her husband, Keith Westercamp of Kellogg; two daughters, Pam (Terry) Hinshaw of Kellogg and Sonja (Chris) Messick of Newton; her brother, Harvey (Barb) Casady of Oak Grove, Mo.; four grandchildren, Melanie (Tim) Sweeney of Patchogue, N.Y., Justin (Veronica) Brown of Kellogg, Danielle Messick of Newton and Alice Hinshaw of Kellogg; and her five greatgrandchildren, Justin, Jaelin, Jeremy, Quentin and Bryce. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Richard Casady; and two infant sons.


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Jaime and Steven Marsh of Montezuma announce the birth of their son, Steven James Marsh Jr., on Dec. 29, 2013, at Skiff Medical Center of Newton. He is welcomed home by two

siblings, Leeanna and Mureea, both 1. Grandparents are Connie Mattson, Dean Dupee and Robert Mattson, all of Montezuma, and Sid Marsh of Centerville. Great-grandparents are Frances Kibbee of Montezuma and Warren Carmer of Marshalltown.

Police say they’ve solved ’84 triple homicide in Drakesville IOWA CITY (AP) — Investigators will announce Friday the details of how they have solved the 30-year-old bludgeoning deaths of a mother, her son and her son’s fiancee in southeastern Iowa, authorities said Thursday. Davis County Sheriff Dave Davis said the resolution will be announced in the 1984 unsolved homicides of 20-year-old Justin Hook, Jr.; his mother, 41-year-old Sarah Link; and Hook’s fiancee, 19-yearold Tina Lade. “Hopefully this will give a little peace of mind to some of the family members,” Davis told The Associated Press. Authorities said the details would be provided Friday in Ottumwa during a press conference featuring Davis’ office, the Wapello County sheriff’s office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. They said no one was in custody Thursday in connection with the deaths; it is possible that a deceased suspect has been identified through DNA evidence. Firefighters found Hook’s body outside his burned-out mobile home in rural Drakesville in April 1984. Investigators searched for Link to tell her about her son’s death but

could not locate her. A farmer found her body the following week in a wooded area near Eldon. Two days later, police dogs discovered Lade’s body in a ravine a half-mile away from Link’s following a large search. All three had been killed by trauma to the head. Investigators believe all three were killed around the same time. They chased hundreds of leads over the years but no one was arrested. The triple homicide had been one of about 150 cases that have been examined by a DCI cold case unit that was formed in 2009. In those cases, investigators have been resubmitting evidence from crime scenes for fresh laboratory testing in the hopes of uncovering new DNA evidence. The work has led to arrests in some cases after newly developed DNA profiles are run through a national database containing DNA samples of known offenders. Fred Moyes, Jr., of Coralville said investigators have scheduled a meeting Friday with family members to discuss the developments. His wife, Cynthia Moyes, is the daughter of Link and sister of Hook. “We won’t know the details until tomorrow,” he said. “It will be some relief, though.”

Jasper County Sheriff ’s Office • Nikia M. Coley, 31, of Newton was arrested at 9:52 p.m. Tuesday after she came to the Jasper County Law Enforcement Center at 9:52 p.m. Tuesday to pick up another individual. She was asked to show her driver’s license and was found to have a suspended license for non-payment of Iowa fines. She also was cited with unlawful use of driver’s license and operation without registration. She was placed in jail.  • Tanneeah R. Fleming, 34, of Newton was charged with driving while license barred and driving while license suspended after authorities stopped her for a traffic violation at 9:23 p.m. Tuesday at East Fifth Street North and North 15th Avenue East. She was charged and transported to the Jasper County Jail. A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Make sure your voice is heard by our elected officials Monday morning, the Iowa General Assembly will convene for its 2014 session. This is your cue as a citizen to become engaged with our elected officials, to let them know what we expect of them. In general, this session, which will serve as a prelude to the 2014 General Election, is expected to be “uneventful.” But, of the few issues that are expected to be discussed by the Iowa House and Senate, almost all of them will have an impact on the residents of Newton and Jasper County. One of the benefits of being an Iowan is the grassroots nature of our state’s form of governance. If you want to go to the Iowa Statehouse and talk to your legislator, all you really have to do is go there and have him or her paged. Of course, it’s usually better to have an appointment scheduled ahead of time. That’s where engagement becomes so important. Whether you voted to elect Rep. Dan Kelley and Sen. Dennis Black, or Rep. Greg Heartsill and Sen. Amy Sinclair (who represent the southeast corner of Jasper County), or not, their job is to represent your interests. To help them do their job, you must share your opinions and thoughts with them. Hearing from even a handful of concerned citizens may cause a legislator to pay attention to a particular issue and encourage him or her to rethink how he or she intends to vote. There are a number of different ways to lobby your legislators. You can call, write, email or schedule a visit at the Statehouse. But remember: in general, the more personal your lobbying contact is, the more effective it will be. You don’t have to be an expert on a particular issue to make your voice be heard. You just need to speak up and speak out often. ••• The preceding constitutes the opinion of the Daily News Editorial Board. Readers may respond with letters to the editor sent to P.O. Box 967, Newton, IA 50208, or at via email.

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Cover crops are a conservation bargain By Dr. Jacqueline Comito Program Manager, Iowa Learning Farms Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of op-ed articles to be published on a weekly basis in the Newton Daily News.

Cover crops have come to the forefront of the state’s efforts to reduce nutrient loads in Iowa waterways. Cover crops are included in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy as an important practice that farmers can use to reduce nonpoint source pollution. As part of the NRS implementation, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that cost share funds are available for cover crops and all the funds were spoken for quickly. Historically, producers have been reluctant to plant cover crops because of the time and money involved. Considering the current support for cover crops and the many benefits they provide, the time has never been better to start planting cover crops. Producers typically grow cover crops to provide living cover on farm fields during times when cash crops are not grown, usually during late fall and early spring. While farmers usually do not harvest cover crops for profit, they provide many economic and environmental benefits. First, cover crops recycle nutrients and help prevent them from entering Iowa waterways. They help water infiltrate soil, preventing nutrient-heavy runoff from entering waterways. This increased soil infiltration also provides

some flood mitigation. Additionally, cover crops absorb excess nitrogen, reducing nitrogen leaching into the groundwater or drainage systems. In one Iowa field study, a cereal rye cover crop reduced nitrate concentration in drainage water by 48 percent, and oats reduced nitrate concentration by 25 percent. Although results will vary depending how much the cover grows, this means that widespread use of cover crops can significantly improve Iowa water quality and recycle valuable nutrients back to our soil. Second, cover crops help to retain topsoil. Topsoil is Iowa’s most precious resource and the base of our agricultural economy. Retaining topsoil is essential to the state’s long-term economic health. Unfortunately, when farmland is left without any living cover from harvest to planting or during any time of the year topsoil is lost through erosion. An Iowa study found that using rye cover crop following no-tillage soybeans reduced sheet erosion by 54 percent and rill erosion by 90 percent compared to no-tillage fields without cover crops. An oat cover crop produced about one-half the benefit of a rye cover crop. In addition to providing soil cover, the cover crops also helped to anchor residues and prevented them from moving with flowing water. This is especially important now because Iowa has been experiencing frequent high intensity rainfall events. These findings show that cover crops

are an important tool in retaining Iowa’s most important natural resource. Not only do cover crops help retain soil, but they also improve soil health. Cover crops recycle nutrients that would otherwise end up in Iowa waters and redeposit those nutrients into the soil where they will eventually be available for future crops. Legume cover crops can also fix atmospheric nitrogen and deposit it into the soil. Cover crops can also improve soil health by increasing soil organic matter and increasing earthworm populations. They can help to control weeds and increase plant diversity by improving habitat for beneficial microbes, insects, and wildlife. While cover crops require additional financial input, labor, and crop management, they are an important long-term investment for securing the future success of Iowa farms. Importantly, recent farmer surveys have reported that effectively managed cover crops do not significantly affect cash crop yields. In fact, the Iowa Farmer Today recently reported that cover crops increase cash crop yields during periods of weather volatility. In drought-stricken areas, farmers reported that corn yields were 11 percent higher and soybean yields were 14 percent higher than yields for corn and soybeans not planted after cover crops. Not only will cover crops help achieve the Iowa NRS goals, but producers will also retain healthy, fertile topsoil for generations to come.

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Board of Education should allow math comparison By Sue Atkinson, Ph.D. College Educator Iowa’s teacher training programs continue to be graded as failures, according to the annual surveys of the National Council of Teacher Quality. The program that comes the closest to meeting standards for math is ISU (high school level only), but then they are seriously docked for utterly failing to provide the necessary foundation at the lower grade levels that is necessary to support the work at higher levels. What students do with memorizing activities (the replacement for foundational concepts) is

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assign their own meaning to help them get through it. Sometimes (rarely) they are spot-on with the underlying concepts; sometimes they are close enough to muddle by; and sometimes (usually) they are hopelessly lost. As evidenced by the number of job opportunities going unfilled because applicants lack the problem-solving and critical thinking skills developed by foundational concept-based math, few students are able to reason their way through the muddle of a loser math curriculum. Iowa Core Mathematics, broken down into chunks on the Iowa

Department of Education website, does little to help move educators out of the quicksand of their own lack of foundational concepts. Publishers, anxious to sell a math program to schools, will also sell some one-time training in the program — for a price. As with students lost in a morass of something they do not understand, some educators will be able to find their way through this; some educators might get close to an understanding; and many will be lost. Just as with the rest of the job market, the education sector is also a victim of its own lack of foundational training of the past

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50 years. The National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (cited several places in the math curriculum report) not only offers a concept-based curriculum for K-12, it also offers an ongoing membership for math teachers to be in regular contact with them through their website. They have weekly activities for all grade levels to help improve the understanding of concepts and their applications across a variety of disciplines — as has been the case with mathematics for thousands of years, developing cognitive skills. Only when this country made a con-

scious decision to drop this connection across disciplines, and then to drop the underlying foundational concepts did it fall so far behind the rest of the world. If Iowa’s teacher training programs are not going to rise to the level required for a conceptbased education, then another source must be found so educators can learn and then teach the foundational concepts they did not have in their own education. Iowa educators continue to strongly believe the fault lies with the students (indicating how badly they are trained, as well as their lack of critical-thinking and prob-

lem-solving skills), they refuse to be evaluated on students’ proficiencies. This refusal means Iowa will not be granted an extension of continuing to use the 41st national percentile as the student proficiency standard (when the 65th national percentile is grade level) by the U.S. Dept. of Education. The Iowa Board of Education should take action at its January meeting to allow Iowa schools the choice of using either the national curriculum or the Iowa curriculum and let a side-by-side evidencebased evaluation decide which one can achieve results.

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10 things to look for in 2014 at the movies NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood may be hoping for a little less drama in 2014. 2013 was a tale of two cinemas. Blockbusters like “The Lone Ranger” and “After Earth” flopped spectacularly while many in the industry (including Steven Spielberg) bemoaned the increasingly commercial trajectory of the studios. And yet by the end of the year, Hollywood had set a record with nearly $11 billion in revenue, while critics hailed the year’s crop — from “Gravity” to “12 Years a Slave” to “Inside Llewyn Davis” — as one of the best in years. The movie business re-

mains, as ever, an incomprehensible Jekyll and Hyde act of up and down, hit and bomb. How will 2014 unfold? The plot, at least, will be unchanged. However much some would like to see a new rhythm to Hollywood’s seasonal cycle, the year will move to the familiar pattern of sketchy spring releases, summer superhero blockbusters and fall awards-contenders. Here are 10 things to look for at the movies in 2014: STELLAR SCI-FI Anticipation runs especially high for “Interstellar” (Nov. 7), Christopher Nolan’s deep

space travel adventure starring Matthew McConaughey. Nolan, the director of “Inception” and “The Dark Knight,” is one of few directors whose name alone makes fanboys salivate. His imprimatur promises a cinematic experience (he likes to shoot with IMAX cameras) that few today can match. Nolan’s name also looms large in “Transcendence” (April 18), which he produced. The artificial intelligence tale, starring Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall, is the directorial debut of Nolan’s longtime cinematographer Wally Pfister. Other science-fiction entries in 2014

include a reboot of “Robocop” (Feb. 12), a futuristic, timetraveling war film with Tom Cruise; “Edge of Tomorrow” ( June 6), the Wachowskis’ latest fantasy oddity, “Jupiter Ascending” ( July 18); and Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut “How to Catch a Monster” (no date yet), a less effect-heavy domestic drama that tunnels into an underwater realm. HOLD-OVERS FROM 2013 This year will benefit from last year’s unusually good leftovers. George Clooney’s World War II art rescue tale

“The Monuments Men” will open Feb. 7 after being delayed from December. James Grey’s Ellis Island drama “The Immigrant” (undated), starring Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cottilard, could emerge as an Oscar dark horse after earning acclaim on the festival circuit. Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher,” featuring a dark turn from Steve Carell, will bow sometime in 2014. “Grace of Monaco,” with Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, opens March 14. The schedule for 2014 MOVIES See Page 7A

Dubuque museum looks toward recovery from fire DUBUQUE (AP) — Officials at a Dubuque museum say it could cost more than $1 million and months of work to recover from a December fire that left extensive smoke and water damage. Fire damage was minimal during the Dec. 14 fire at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, which burned part of a tortoise enclosure. But


smoke and water covered one of two primary buildings, the Telegraph Herald reported ( ). Damage to the William Woodward River Discovery Center included a sprinkler system that drenched a second-floor exhibit area and a first-floor gift shop. It eventually entered the center’s basement. In the end, water and smoke saturated floors, ceilings, walls

the board with a report on its actions. Yesterday, SIAC held a meeting where they determined sub-committees and its vision and mission statements. SIAC also held a discussion on which is the best method for developing the school year calendar, the current method of 180 instructional days or the method of 1,800 instructional hours. In a release, the district stated the purpose of SIAC, which was formed in late 2013 as a

Continued from Page 1A If the second reading passes, the next step will be going through the approval process for the qualified employees who applied for early retirement. The board will also vote on continuing benefits and insurance for current full-time employees. The School Improvement Action Committee will present

Dotson Continued from Page 1A In December, Damon moved back to Iowa after being in Nashville for two years. “I am happy to be back in Iowa,” Damon said. “I am very content with moving forward in my career.” Damon has been a regular performer in Newton and the surrounding area for quite some time, performing at The Manhattan, Sugar Grove Winery & Gathering Place and the First Avenue Speakeasy. “Newton has became somewhat of

Suter Continued from Page 1A family relocated to Newton. Steven worked for the Best Western and Pella Corpora-

part of the district’s attempt to overhaul its committees. “The committee will address the educational needs of the district and student learning goals. Other areas of responsibility are character education and bullying prevention. The committee will also provide insight into the school budgeting process, development of the school calendar and look at the district’s facility needs.” In other business: • Both the transportation

a second home to me, when it comes to performing,” Damon said. “My first show in Newton was a birthday party for Bob Carter.” Damon was introduced to Newton through friends at Iowa State University. The experience lead to private shows, which lead to venue shows. “Newton has been amazing to me. This wouldn’t be possible without those friends from Iowa State and the fan base I have here,” he said. Damon has grown a passion for the venues in Newton with each having something special. “The Speakeasy has amazing acoustics; Sugar Grove Winery has an

tion in the maintenance department. “I couldn’t imagine if I had to go through my dad leaving on a tour of duty, but I know he would tell me to be strong,” David said.

and interpretive panels. “It really puts it into perspective — the sprinkler system worked, but that safety feature can cause this much damage,” said John Oglesby, the museum’s facilities manager. Gift shop items on shelves were destroyed, as well as inventory in storage. “We had to clean everything in this building, and some of the things we

and maintenance departments will discuss issues the cold weather has caused within its respective departments. • The board will vote on accepting contract for an AT&T cell phone tower to be built on a lot east of Newton Senior High School. • Board Secretary/District Business Manager Gayle Isaac will answer board submitted questions on both the line and operating budget for the district, respectively, as well as the

amazing backdrop setting; Manhattan is small, which creates a more intimate interaction with the crowd.” Damon has performed live across the Midwest and in Nashville with many venues reaching capacity on the night he plays. The experience of attending one of his shows is about the vibe he creates with the crowd. “I like to get everyone in the show by telling stories and talking with people at the show,” Damon said. “I like to have a good vibe to just let loose to have an ease getting the crowd to relax and interpret the songs with a mix of original and cover songs.” Next weekend, Damon will be

In 2001, Steven lost his wife Jane. The constant doctors appointments and tending to her brought Steven and David closer as father and son. “It was rough, but his love

cleaned, we’re starting to recognize need to be replaced,” said John Sutter, the museum’s marketing director. Museum officials have asked for some financial support since insurance won’t cover it all. Visitors can expect to see some evidence of the recovery effort in the months ahead. “It’s going to take time to do it right,” Oglesby said.

district’s annual financial health report. • The board will consider changing the start time of its meetings from 6 p.m. • A discussion and vote on board operating procedures Callaghan presented the board at its Dec. 16 meeting. • A vote on attending Ed Camp Iowa on March 8. Staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at

opening up for a band he met in Newton called The Lone Bellow at The Maintenance Shop in Ames. The Lone Bellow’s latest album was the eighth-ranked album of the year by People Magazine. “I am very excited about this opportunity,” he said. “It’s going to be an amazing show.” For more information about Damon, visit his Facebook page or e-mail him at damondotsonmusic@yahoo. com. Staff writer Zach Johnson may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 425, or at zjohnson@

and strength made us grow closer together,” David said. In 2003, David would put his father Steven to rest in the family plot in Rock Valley. David still lives in Newton, remembering the values

his father bestowed upon him before passing away. Staff writer Zach Johnson may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 425, or at


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Portrait of man’s late wife clouds couple’s life together DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend of two years, “Clint,” recently brought a large framed picture of his deceased wife into our home. He placed it on his dresser in front of framed photos of us together. His wife died three years ago. We are living together in a condo Clint bought for me. He made it clear from the beginning that he didn’t want to move me into “her house.” Clint also still wears his wedding ring. He carries guilt and doesn’t seem to have made closure. I told him I don’t feel comfortable with her picture “looking at us.” He doesn’t think there should be a problem. Should I move on? — IN THE SHADOWS DEAR IN THE SHADOWS: That Clint still wears his wedding ring tells me he may not have accepted his wife’s death. How sad for him. Ask him to move his wife’s picture to a room other than the bedroom because, while he doesn’t think it’s creating a problem, it is creating one for YOU. If he can’t bring himself to do that — and join a grief support group — then you should consider moving on. DEAR ABBY: Enough with the problems! It’s time you printed a positive letter. I’m an active, friendly senior who lives alone, but I’m not lonely. I have many friends of all ages and a devoted family. Why? Because as I traveled through many states during my life, I reached out to people along the way. The saying, “If you want a friend, be a friend,” is true. If we want friends, we can’t sit back and wait for people to come to us. Smile, speak up, pay a sincere compliment — just communicate! If you do, the majority of people will respond positively. I socialize with people my age in church circles, card clubs and diningout groups who can’t understand why I’m always so busy. They don’t reach out except to people they already know. As people get older, that group is constantly shrinking. Join a religious group, commu-

nity clubs and organizations. Volunteer to read at schools and libraries. Visit a senior group or center. Many people of all ages fear they won’t be accepted. But if they show up with a friendly attitude, they will be. You have to contribute — whether it’s with a smile, an opening remark or some other welcoming gesture. I served in the military, taught Sunday school, led Girl Scouts, garden clubs, church and neighborhood groups while following my husband through eight states and raising three children. My husband was often away in his business, but we had a strong, supportive marriage. He joined me in many activities when he could be home. I think many people have forgotten we must give in order to get. When we reach out to others, most of the time those people reach back. — NOT LONELY IN WOODSTOCK, ILL. DEAR NOT LONELY: It’s easy to see why you have a wide circle of friends. Your positive energy leaps off the page. There are two types of people in the world: those who come into a room and their attitude says, “Here I am!” and those who come into a room and their attitude says, “There you are!” You are one of the latter. If people want a warm welcome, they should keep in mind that the happier they are to see others, the happier others will be to see them.







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This Week at the Library

Blues Under the Blue Roof coming Nicole Lindstrom Newton Public Library Public Services Librarian

must bring a jar to decorate and register by calling (641) 792-4108.

Blues Under the Blue Roof February 2014 Blues Under the Blue Roof will be returning in February 2014! Mark your calendars for these dates: Monday, Feb. 3, 17 and 24, and Tuesday, Feb. 11. Check back next week for the list of musicians.

Knee High Naturalists — Bird Beak Buffet On Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 a.m. in the library meeting room, Jasper County Conservation will present Bird Beak Buffet. Each program will include a story, an activity and group-directed exploration. The programs are free and open to the public.

Tax Forms We will release what tax forms and instruction booklets we have on Monday, Jan. 13. Look for the file tower back by the information desk. Many forms and Instruction booklets are behind schedule and may not be available until late January or February. If you cannot find a specific form, we can print it for you at the information desk. Adult Craft: Memory Jar Create a beautiful Memory Jar to open on the eve before 2015! Craft date is Monday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. in the library meeting room. Participants

Movies Continued from Page 5A will doubtless contain its own shifts, too. The seventh “Fast & Furious” film, planned for July, was moved to 2015 following the death of star Paul Walker in November. MARVEL’s EXPANDING UNIVERSE Marvel’s world domination continues with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (April 4), “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (May 2), “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (May 23) and “Guardians of the Galaxy” (Aug. 1). The last, the lone non-sequel, represents Marvel’s reach for another ensemble team-up film, and, with a cast including Chris Pratt and Bradley Cooper, perhaps something a little different than its usual output. MUSICALS SING AGAIN Though 2013 contained no major live-action musical, several are coming this year. Clint Eastwood, of all people, directs the screen adaptation of the hit production about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in “Jersey Boys” ( June 20). “Annie” (Dec. 19), produced by Will Smith and Jay Z, will get a contemporary update with “Beasts

Sensational Snow On Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 2:30 to 3 p.m., join the Jasper County Conservationists for an exciting program at the library. Discover how snow crystals form and create your own unique snowflakes. For kindergarten through sixthgrade students in the library meeting room. This program is free and open to the public. Display Cases The library is taking reservations for our Memorial Display Case for the year of 2014 (reservations are for one

of the Southern Wild” star Quvenzhane Wallis as the titular orphan. Rob Marshall (“Chicago”) will transfer James Lapine and Steven Sondheim’s Grimm fable “Into the Woods” to the big screen (Dec. 25), with Meryl Streep as the Witch and Depp as the Big Bad Wolf. The Muppets, too, will be back in “Muppets Most Wanted” (March 21), a caper where Jim Henson’s furry troupe travels to Europe. And not yet dated is John Carney’s “Once” follow-up, “Can a Song Save Your Life?” a similarly naturalistic musical starring Keira Knightley as an aspiring singer and Mark Ruffalo as a record producer. SURE BETS FROM VETERAN HANDS Paul Thomas Anderson (“There Will Be Blood,” ‘’The Master”) releases have become the highlight of many a movie buff ’s year. His “Inherent Vice” (not yet dated), adapted from Thomas Pynchon’s novel and starring Phoenix, continues the director’s series of California-set films. Also hotly anticipated is David Fincher’s version of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling thriller, “Gone Girl” (Oct. 3), starring Ben Affleck. Other directors to watch in 2014 include Wes Anderson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” March 7), Alejandro Gon-

month’s time). The memorial display case is for individuals wishing to showcase their collections. To reserve a display case, call Nicole Lindstrom at (641) 792-4108. Iowa Workforce Development Workshops Upcoming dates (all on Tuesdays): Jan. 21, Job Search Strategies; Feb. 4, Resume Writing; and Feb. 18, Interviewing and Negotiations. Reach those NYE Career Resolutions by taking these great workshops. Register by calling the information desk at (641) 792-4108. Workshops are open to the public and completely free. Tablet & E-Reader Information If you want to learn more about your e-reader device or how to download e-books to read on those long car rides/ flights, sign up for a half-hour appointment at the information desk, (641) 792-4108. We have Instructional sheets for those who want to download on their own.

zalez Inarritu (“Birdman,” undated), Woody Allen (“Magic in the Moonlight,” undated) and Tim Burton (“Big Eyes,” undated). Terrence Malick’s latest is also expected this year, though little is ever certain with “The Tree of Life” director. BEARDED MEN OF THE BIBLE This year will boast not just a Noah, but also a Moses. First will come Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” (March 28), starring Russell Crowe and a very big boat. Ridley Scott will follow on Dec. 12 with “Exodus,” starring Christian Bale as Moses. Greek mythology will also double up in 2014 with two Hercules movies. The demigod will be played by Dwayne Johnson in Brett Ratner’s “Hercules” ( July 25) and by Kellan Lutz in “The Legend of Hercules” (out Friday). More Greek warfare comes with the sequel “300: Rise of an Empire” (March 7). SEQUELS, REMAKES AND, AT LAST, A FINAL HOBBIT Naturally, 2014 boasts a boatload of sequels and remakes including “Godzilla” (May 16), “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” (Nov. 21), “Transformers: Age of Extinction” ( June 27), “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” ( July 11), “22 Jump Street” ( June

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• Capitol II Theatre in Newton: “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” (PG13) — Fri.: 7, 9:30 p.m.; Sat.: (2), (4:30), 7, 9:30 p.m.; Sun.: (2), (4:30), 7 p.m.; Mon. through Thurs.: 7 p.m. “Last Vegas” (PG-13) — Fri.: 7:10 p.m.; Sat. & Sun.: (2:10), 7:10 p.m.; Mon.: 7:10 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs.: 7:10 p.m. “About Time” (R) — Fri.: 9:20 p.m.; Sat.: (4:20), 9:20 p.m.; Sun.: (4:20 p.m.); Tues.: 6:50 p.m. (Matinee times in parenthesis)

THAT WAS NOT THE END Co-directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will quickly follow up their 2013 hit “This Is the End” with “The Interview” (Oct. 10), a comedy starring James Franco as a talk-show host caught up in an assassination plot. Rogen also stars with Zac Efron in “Neighbors” (May 9), by “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” director Nicholas Stoller, about a young family living next to a frat house. The 2014 comedy lineup also includes “Dumb and Dumber To” (Nov. 14), with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels; the one-night-stand comedy “Walk of Shame” (April 25) with Elizabeth Banks; “Sex Tape” (Aug. 1) with Cameron Diaz; the spelling bee farce “Bad Words” (March 14), directed by and star-

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13), “The Expendables 3” (Aug. 15) and “How to Train Your Dragon 2” ( June 13). Peter Jackson will finally close out his lifetime with J.R.R. Tolkien with his final “Hobbit” installment: “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” (Dec. 17). Other franchise expansions include “The Lego Movie” (Feb. 7), “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (Aug. 8) and “Veronica Mars” (March 14), the cult TV show propelled to the big screen by a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter.

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ring Jason Bateman; Seth MacFarlane’s comic Western “A Million Ways to Die in the West” (May 30); and the road trip comedy “Tammy” ( July 2) with Melissa McCarthy, directed by her husband, Ben Falcone. JOLIE’S RETURN Angelina Jolie hasn’t starred in a live-action film since 2010’s forgettable “The Tourist,” but she’ll be a large presence in 2014. She stars as the title villain in “Maleficent” (May 30), the twisted “Sleeping Beauty” tale. She also directs her second feature in “Unbroken” (Dec. 25), a World War II prisoner-ofwar drama co-scripted by Joel and Ethan Coen. Jolie’s famous companion, Brad Pitt, stars in a WWII story of his own, “Fury” (Nov. 14), about an American tank crew in Nazi Germany. HUNTING THE HUNGER GAMES The competition is thick for the next hit young-adult franchise. Among the films looking to draw teenage audiences with stories from popular young-adult novels are: the post-apocalyptic “Divergent” (March 21); the high-school vampire fantasy “Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters” (Feb. 14); and the sci-fi dystopia “The Maze Runner” (Sept. 19). May the odds be ever in your favor.

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Nominate teachers for NCEF Excellence in Education Awards By Ty Rushing Daily News Staff Writer

The Newton Community Educational Foundation has been honoring teachers for their hard work for awhile now, but this year it has added some new twists to its Excellence in Education Award. For the first time ever, previous recipients of the award will be eligible to win again. Another new item, is that teachers no longer provide the nominations for the award. Instead, NCFE is asking parents, students, alumni and community members to nominate teachers for this prestigious honor. In order to nominate someone, a paragraph explaining why said recipient is worthy of the award. NCFE realizes the difficulty in selecting only one teacher to nominate, so it established criteria to help potential nominators in the decision making process. “The candidate should be an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and a skilled faculty member, prekindergarten through grade 12, who is planning to remain active as a professional educator,” the application states. “The candidate should inspire students to learn,” the application continues. “The candidate should have

Hall Monitor What’s Cooking for the week of Jan. 13 - 17 Newton Schools Lunch Menu Monday: Cheeseburger with pickles, onions and lettuce, baked fries and fresh pear slices. Tuesday: Grilled chicken patty, sweet potato, apples, green beans, tropical fruit mix and a biscuit. Wednesday: Italian Dunkers with marinara sauce, spinach salad with tomatoes, steamed corn and a banana. Thursday: Chili with crackers, celery, carrots, applesauce cup and a homemade cinnamon roll. Friday: Chicken sandwich, baked tater tots, romaine salad and a dried fruit mix. Newton Schools Breakfast Menu Monday: Cereal, toast, 100% juice and milk. Tuesday: UBR bar, yogurt, juice and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast pizza, orange slices, 100% juice and milk. Thursday: Bacon, egg and cheese on a bagel, 100% juice and milk. Friday: Cinnamon roll pancakes, Trix yogurt, 100% juice and milk.

Ty Rushing/Daily News Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Second-Grade Teacher Kristie Peters was reading a book explaining diversity to her kids on Thursday. Peters is a past recipient of the Newton Community Educational Foundation Excellence in Education Award, which recognizes teachers for being exceptional.

the respect, admiration and support of students, parents and colleagues. The candidate should be poised, articulate and enthusiastic.” Another key criteria for selection, is how active and useful is the teacher in the community. Is this teacher the type of person to stay after school at Berg Middle School and help with the Cardinal Time and Cardinal Time Plus study sessions? Is this teacher the type of person who spends their spare time as a coach, booster or activity coordinator or willing to be shot in the chest with bean bags as a

part of the district’s ALICE safety training? If the answer to any of those questions is “Yes,” then NCFE believes this is the type of teacher who deserves this award. Teachers that won last year include: Aurora Heights, Michelle Modlin; Berg Elementary, Tami Smith; Emerson Hough, Jamie Cranston; Woodrow Wilson, Deb Stoulil; Thomas Jefferson, Lucinda Sinclair; Berg Middle School, Donna Fitzgerald; Newton Senior High School, Jody Smith; Basics and Beyond, Charlet Daft. Nomination forms

may be obtained online at: http://www. Images/announcement_icons/docs/20132014/13_14_Application.pdf Completed forms may be turned into the district’s building principals. This year’s Excellence of Education Awards will be handed out at the Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce’s 116th Annual Dinner on Jan. 30.

What’s Happening for the week of Jan. 13 - 17 Newton Community School District Monday: 3 p.m., Girls Scouts at Woodrow Wilson; 4:30 p.m., boys 8th grade basketball against Pella at Berg Middle School; 4:30 p.m., boys 7th grade basketball at Pella; 5:30 to 8 p.m., Children’s Choir at Berg Elementary; 5:30 p.m., boys varsity swim meet at Marshalltown; 6 p.m., girls 9th grade basketball at Oskaloosa; 6 p.m., Campfire at Berg Elementary; 6 p.m., Boy Scouts at the Aurora Heights; 6:30 p.m., boys 9th grade basketball at Oskaloosa. Tuesday: 3 p.m., Student Council meeting in Room 80 at Newton High School; 6:15 p.m., girls varsity basketball against Oskaloosa at Newton High School; 7 p.m., Youth Football League in the cafeteria at Newton High School; 7:30 p.m., boys varsity basketball against Oskaloosa at Newton High School. Wednesday: 6 p.m., boys soccer meeting at Berg Middle School gymnasium; 6:30 to 8 p.m., Pacesetter practice in the multi-purpose room at Newton High School. Thursday: 4:30 p.m., girls 8th grade basketball against Pella at Berg Middle School; 4:30 p.m., boys 7th grade basketball against Pella at Berg Middle School; 6 p.m., 9th grade boys basketball against Pella at Newton High School; 6 p.m., girls 9th grade basketball against Pella at Newton High School; 7:30 p.m., boys junior varsity basketball against Pella at Newton High School. Friday: 2:15 p.m., Kid of Character assembly at Aurora Heights; 3 p.m., report cards sent home at Berg Elementary; 4:30 p.m., middle school wrestling meet against Grinnell, Lynnville-Sully and Oskaloosa at Berg Middle School; 6:15 p.m., girls varsity basketball at Pella; 7:30 p.m., boys varsity basketball at Pella. Saturday: 9 a.m., girls and boys varsity bowling meet against Norwalk and Pella Christian at Cardinal Lanes; 10 a.m., varsity wrestling invitational at Adel DeSoto Minburn; 12:30 p.m., boys varsity swimming invitational at Fort Dodge; 5 to 11 p.m., Dodgeball Tournament sponsored by After-Prom at Newton High School.

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The passing of a legend “Oh Doctor!” Those words might not mean much around this part of the country, but for me, they bring back childhood memories of triumph and jubilation. This past week former New By Dustin Turner York YanDaily News kees second Sports Writer baseman, San Diego Padres manager and most importantly radio broadcaster Jerry Coleman passed away at the age of 89. Coleman may have played for the Yankees for more than eight years, but he was most beloved as the voice of the Padres. He doesn’t have the national notoriety of a Vin Scully or a Jack Buck, but Coleman became a staple of San Diego sports from the moment he graced the microphone with his soothing vocal cords in 1958. He spent some years bouncing around. He started out with the Yankees, moved on to CBS, and he moved out west in 1970 to take over as the radioman for the California Angels before finally settling into his role as the Padres main broadcast man in 1972. Coleman was best known for some silky catch phrases such as “You can hang a star on that one, baby,” “The natives are getting restless” and my personal favorite, “Oh Doctor!” I know most people here think of San Diego as a big city. It is, but it’s not like most other big cities. There is a real community feeling, a shared value system. It feels like a small town, and everywhere you go, you feel like you’re with friends. Where Coleman’s and my paths coincide is back in the fall of 1998. The Padres were on their way to just their second World Series appearance, and the only one so far in my lifetime. Although the Friars didn’t really show up in the Series, the city was and is still incredibly proud of that ’98 team. Anyway, I was left after school for daycare, as was typically the case because my parents were working. The Padres were playing the Braves in the NLCS. It was Game 6 in Atlanta, top of the sixth. Our pitcher at the time, Sterling Hitchcock, was twirling a gem and led off the inning. He hit a ball into left field that should have been an out. I remember the call like it was five minutes ago. “Bautista settles under it, easy fly ball. Oh and he dropped it, and the Friars are in business.” Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox then went to bring in the infamous John Rocker for Tom Glavine. Rocker gave up singles to Quilvio Veras and Tony Gwynn. We scored five runs that inning. Hitchcock held strong, and in the ninth, future Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman closed it out. Coleman had it perfectly from the time he came in, and when Trevor shut the door, yet again Coleman was all over it. “Were we back in San Diego, he would be hearing the bells right now, but instead, there is just a silent Turner Field crowd. Trevor has never looked more focused.” … “Trevor with the kick and the pitch to Tucker. It is a lazy one into left field, Vaughn has it and the Padres are going to the World Series!” I, along with thousands — if not millions — of others listening shared that moment, and we will all have Coleman’s voice in our heads to sync it with. Jerry Coleman was one of the best ever. His career delighted those who listened, and it will never be duplicated. There was only one Jerry Coleman. You can hang a star on it.

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Newton’s Bryce Tish records the pin of Oskaloosa’s Willis Knox in 23 seconds in the 132-pound match in Thursday’s home dual meet for the NHS Cardinals. Oskaloosa won the Little Hawkey Conference dual, 37-33.

Cardinal wrestlers drop LHC dual to Indians By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor NEWTON — Bryce Tish put an exciting and positive end to a bit of a disappointing night on their home mat for Newton’s Cardinals. The Cardinals hosted Oskaloosa’s Indians in Little Hawkeye Conference action. Tish, a sophomore coming back from an injury, had the final match of the night. He caught Oskaloosa’s Willis Knox in a throw right to his back. Tish won the 132-pound match in 23 seconds with a pin. The Indians left the NHS gymnasium Thursday night with a 37-33 win over the Cardinals. It was the first loss in conference duals for Newton. The Cardinals are 2-1 in LHC duals and 7-4 overall. “We have to work a lit-

tle bit harder. Some of our guys expect to go out and get a win instead of going out and earn a win,” said Andy Swedenhjelm, Newton head coach. “We have to talk about that more as a team.” Newton began the varsity dual well. Juniors Dakota Dawson and Brett Wolf pinned their opponents at 138 pounds and 145 pounds, putting the Cardinals up 12-0. Oskaloosa’s Jason Beebe defeated Peyton Patterson 12-3 in the 152-pound match. The Indians’ Tyler Zickefoose pinned Earl Kimmel with three seconds left in the first period at 160. Newton’s J.T. Thongvanh faced Oskaloosa’s Cody Jones, who placed at state a year ago, in the 170-pound match. Thongvanh scored the opening takedown but

trailed 3-2 after the first period. Jones posted a 14-4 decision over Thongvanh to tie the team score at 12-all. “We had some people step up and battle really well in matches. J.T. wrestled well against a returning state place winner,” Swedenhjelm said. “Bryce is doing well and gave us a good ending to the meet. He is almost full strength now. Overall, we were close against a good team. Oskaloosa has some good individual wrestlers.” At 182, Newton’s Cole Doerring was pinned by Mason Wisse in 1 minute, 10 seconds. That win put the Indians in front for good, 18-12. Kyle Salazar pinned Newton’s Jordan Henning in the second period of the 195-pound bout. Ray Schroder, who moved up to 220 for the dual, scored a 13-6 deci-

sion over Oskaloosa’s Callan Tomlin. Newton’s Jacob Williams, who is battling a shoulder injury, went through a scoreless first period with Zane McKay. “It was a scramble (in the second period) and I got the reversal,” Williams said about his win by pin over McKay in the 285-pound match. Williams, a senior, worked his way off the bottom and turned McKay with 24 seconds left in the period. “I don’t like giving up so I’ve been working through the injury. I want it to go better (on the mat) for me,” Williams added. Newton trailed Oskaloosa 25-21 as the dual moved into the lower weights. Koby Hull and Oskaloosa’s Drew Sams were tied CARDINALS See Page 2B

Mustangs take out Raiders in Heart of Iowa action By Dustin Turner Daily News Sports Writer BAXTER — Prairie City-Monroe’s and CollinsMaxwell/Baxter’s wrestlers squared off in a showdown of Heart of Iowa Conference foes on Thursday. The Mustangs continued on the winning path, taking the dual in the Raiders’ home gym, 57-21. It had been a long layoff for the Mustangs, who hadn’t wrestled in more than two weeks, but PCM coach Cory Waddell was pleased to see his athletes didn’t show much, if any,

rust against the Raiders. “It was a good effort coming out of a long layoff. We haven’t wrestled since Dec. 21. I was concerned about rust, but the guys came out aggressive and wrestled well. We seem to be pretty healthy heading into the heart of our schedule. Nice to get our second conference dual win,” Waddell said. PCM 120-pounder Xavier Miller stayed true to his winning ways with a 2 minute, 40 second pin of Lane Howes. Another PCM standout this season, Luke Cummings, took

down Zach Huffaker in 52 seconds with a pin in the 152-pound bout. Mustang Jade Coleman got a 10-3 decision in the 160-pound matchup against Jordan Coughenour. Ron Marshall pinned Blake Coughenour in 54 seconds to take the 170-pound match. Lucas Rains pinned CMB’s Logan Cory in 1:10. Brandon Charls took the 220-pound match, pinned Archer McFadden in 1:30. Last for the Mustangs, Tristan Clark got the pin on Beau Iske at 126. CMB’s wins came from Dawson Dahlke, who

pinned Trent Malone in 53 seconds to take the heavyweight matchup. Evan Bianchi got a decision over James Maggard at 138 pounds. Bianchi’s coach Joe Bartello, was very pleased with the way he wrestled, and he understood what the team was up against in such a deep team as the Mustangs. “I felt CMB wrestled hard against a tough team,” he said, “Evan Bianchi wrestled a good match winning us team points WRESTLING See Page 2B

Dustin Turner/Daily News PCM’s Tristan Clark controls CMB’s Beau Iske from the top during their match in Baxter on Thursday. Clark picked up a victory, pinning Iske in 2 minutes, 51 seconds.

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By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor

Friday High School Basketball Newton at Grinnell, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Sigourney at Lynnville-Sully, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Norwalk at Pella Christian, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Roland-Story at CMB, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Nevada at PCM, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m. Gilbert at Colfax-Mingo, girls 6 p.m., boys 7:30 p.m.

Saturday High School Wrestling Newton at Ottumwa Invitational, 10 a.m. Colfax-Mingo, Lynnville-Sully at PCM Invitational, 9 a.m. CMB at BCLUW tournament Bowling Newton, Oskaloosa at Knoxville, 11 a.m. Pella Christian at Norwalk, Noon Boys’ Swimming Newton at Waterloo Invitational, 10 a.m, High School Basketball Pella Christian boys at North Polk, 6 p.m.

PELLA — Playing at home tonight, Pella Christian’s Eagles look to get back on the winning track. The Eagle teams lost a road doubleheader in Little Hawkeye Conference play to Pella’s Little Dutch on Tuesday. Pella Christian hosts Norwalk in conference play tonight. On Tuesday, the Eagle girls lost 54-49 to Pella then the boys dropped a 70-53 decision. “We got off to really slow starts for the first and third quarters,” said Kevin Van Maanen, Eagle girls’ head coach, of the game against Pella. The Eagle girls overcame the slow start in the beginning to lead 23-19 by halftime. Pella Christian and Pella were deadlocked in a 35-35 game after three quarters. The Little Dutch girls edged ahead and never gave up the lead in the final stretch against the Eagles.

Lauren Jungling led the Eagles with 17 points and nine rebounds. Hannah Beltman tossed in 12 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked five shots. Tessa Howerzyl scored 10 points and dished out five assists. Autumn Vos pulled down 10 of the team’s 39 rebounds. She scored three points as did Marina Shannon for the Eagles. Brooke Mitrisin added four points. “We struggled in our transition defense,” Van Maanen said. “Our biggest problem was giving up too many offensive rebounds. We did a lot of good things. Offensively, we played a lot better. Lauren had a great game for us. Tessa had a great floor game. Hannah had her best game of the year offensively and defensively. We had a lot of girls that stepped up giving us lots of positives to take away from the game.” Jessica Holterhaus paced Pella with 20 points. Mackenzie Gustafson added 14 points.

Pella Christian’s boys were up 20-15 at the end of the opening quarter against Pella. Pella pushed to the lead on a 19-7 surge in the second period. It was four-point game, 47-43, heading into the final eight minutes with the Eagles trailing. The Little Dutch outscored the Eagles 23-10 down the stretch. Isaac Naaktgeboren fired in five 3-pointers to lead the Little Dutch with 26 points. Jordan Pingel scored 14 and Bryce Bortscheller had 10 points. Pella Christian got 19 points and six rebounds from Coltin Collins. Sebastian Baugh scored eight followed by Nate Haveman with seven points. Josh Posthuma had six points and nine rebounds. Levi Jungling scored five followed by Jared Van Wyk with four, Brand Vermeer with three and David Kacmarynski with one point. Jungling handed out five assists.

Cardinal freshmen take out Tigers; JV loses Special to the Daily News NEWTON — Newton’s freshman boys basketball team took on Grinnell on Thursday night. The ninth grade Cardinals came away with a 17-point victory over the previously unbeaten Grinnell freshmen boys basketball team, 51-34. Newton went on a 9-0 run to start the game. Trey Vanderlaan made four 3-point shots in the first half. Josh Ventling posted 18 points, followed by Vanderlaan with 17. The Cardinals are now 6-3 on the season and face Oskaloosa on the road Monday night. Newton’s JV was not as fortunate. A shot taken at the gun came up just short, bouncing

off the rim, giving the Cards a 39-36 loss. The Cardinals made 4-of-20 in the paint in the second half and shot 25 percent from the field for the game. Devin Shores led the Cardinal JV team with 12 points, followed by Jarom Williams with seven. Jwan Roush garnered eight rebounds to go along with four steals and two assists. The Tigers had eight players score with Caleb Weaver leading the way with nine points. Newton trailed 19-18 at the half and were behind by eight points with just three minutes to play before a comeback in the waning moments of the game. The Newton JV team now falls to 4-5 and has Oskaloosa up next.

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Newton’s Trey Vanderlaan (13) drives past Grinnell’s Isaac Kracht (15) in Thursday night’s freshman boys’ game at NHS. The Cardinal freshmen beat the visiting Tigers 49-38.

Cardinals: Team focal point on being aggressive Continued from Page 1B up at 2-2 at the end of the first period of the 106 match. Sams gained four points on back-to-back near falls in the second period. Hull was down 8-2 when he reversed Sams in the third period but time ran out. Sams got the 8-4 decision. At 113, Newton’s Hunter Versteegh held a 4-0 lead following two periods of the match against Josh Diehl. Diehl got a takedown to start the third period. Versteegh reversed and put Diehl right to his back for a pin at the 1:18 mark. The Cardinals were down by just one point, 28-27, with three matches remaining. Cole Peters squared off against the Indians’ Skyler DeJong in the 120-pound match. Peters fell behind 4-2 early in the second period. The action was halted for a brief time when Peters was shaken up, but he returned to the center of the mat. DeJong turned Peters for a pin with 18 seconds left in the second period, bumping up Oskaloosa’s lead to 3427. Alex Bentley fought three periods against Oskaloosa’s Nick Beebe before bowing to a 5-1 decision at 132. Tish’s quick win at 132 ended the conference dual. “Our team philosophy is ‘take shots and be aggressive.’ We weren’t aggressive and we didn’t take shots tonight,” Swedenhjelm said. “The beautiful thing about it — it’s all fixable. It’s not for the lack of talent or for hard work because the guys do work hard in the (practice) room. We

Tigerhawks wrestle at Roland-Story By Dustin Turner Daily News Sports Writer STORY CITY — Colfax-Mingo’s wrestlers hit the mat for the first time after a long layoff against Saydel and Roland-Story on Thursday night. C-M took losses to both schools, falling 56-3 to the home Norsemen and 58-21 to the Eagles. “It looked like we hadn’t wrestled for awhile. We need to raise our intensity and focus to be competitive. We fought hard in some losses, but need far more effort in several spots,” Tigerhawks coach Bryan Poulter said. C-M’s lone win against the Norsemen came from Jaden Sokolowski, who won a 5-0 decision. Against the Eagles, Brandon Byal took the 285-pound bout with a pin in 4 minutes, 6 seconds. Brett Stevens won a 9-1 decision in the 113-pound matchup. Will Dunsbergen, Cody Brodka and MacCauley Mosher all won by forfeit. C-M will be at Monroe for Prairie CityMonroe’s Invitational Saturday.

have to learn to turn it on in competitive situations.” Newton’s varsity heads to Saturday’s Ottumwa Invitational. In junior varsity action Thursday, Newton won 10 of 12 matches. Parker Schuster, Jacob Smith, Caleb Kite, Jac Fisher, Justice Borger, Mac Icenbice, Lucas Montgomery and Cal Hunter each won by pins for the Cardinals. Montgomery, Hunter and Schuster each had pins in the first 35 seconds of their matches. Jeremy Dossie and Trevor Miller recorded victories by decisions.

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Oskaloosa (O) 37, Newton (N) 33 106: Drew Sams, O, dec. Koby Hull, N, 8-4. 113: Hunter Versteegh, N, pinned Josh Diehl, O, 4:42. 120: Skyler DeJong, O, pinned Cole Peters, N, 3:41. 126: Nick Beebe, O, dec. Alex Bentley, N, 5-1. 132: Bryce Tish, N, pinned Willis Knox, O, 0:23. 138: Dakota Dawson, N, pinned Davide Alessi, O, 1:34. 145: Brett Wolf, N, pinned Brady Beerbower, O, 0:17. 152: Jason Beebe, O, dec. Peyton Patterson, N, 10-4. 160: Tyler Zickefoose, O, pinned Earl Kimmel, N, 1:31. 170: Cody Jones, O, maj. dec. Jeffrey Thongvanh, N, 14-4. 182: Mason Wisse, O, pinned Cole Doerring, N, 1:10. 195: Kyle Salazar, O, pinned Jordan Henning, N, 4:38. 220: Ray Schroder, N, dec. Callan Tomlin, O, 13-6. 285: Jacob Williams, N, pinned Zane McKay, O, 3:36. Junior Varsity matches 126: Parker Schuster, N, pinned James Fisher, O, :33. 138: Zach Randau, O, dec. Harley Walker, N, 4-2. 182: Jacob Smith, N, pinned Zach Fletcher, O, 5:06. 182: Caleb Kite, N, pinned Kitariio Walker, O, 1:53. 145: Jeremy Dossie, N, dec. Skylar Allison, O, 6-3. 220: Cole Bossard, O, pinned Caden Manning, N, 1:29. 152: Kevin Merk, O, dec. Nick Geerlings, N, 6-0. 126: Jac Fisher, N, pinned James Fisher, O, 1:01. 138: Trevor Miller, N, dec. Randau, O, 4-2. 145: Justice Borger, N, pinned Allison, O, 1:18. 195: Mac Icenbice, N, pinned Jacob Clark, O, 1:28. 220: Lucas Montgomery, N, pinned Bossard, O, :30. 152: Cal Hunter, N, pinned Merk, O, :32.

Wrestling: Dahlke picks up win for CMB Continued from Page 1B and showing good improvement as a freshman. Dawson Dahlke had a good match starting aggressive and getting a pin early in the match. In all, we did not get as much mat time as I wanted over Christmas break and was happy with the kids’ conditioning tonight. We will continue to work hard for the season and focus on our upcoming competitions.” CMB’s wrestlers head to Jefferson on Monday to take on Greene County, while PCM hosts their annual Inviational on Saturday.

PCM (PCM) 57, Collins-Maxwell-Baxter (CMB) 21 106: Chace Palm, PCM, forf. . 113: Jacob Hennick, CMB, forf. . 120: Xavier Miller, PCM, pinned Lane Howes, CMB, 2:40. 126: Tristan Clark, PCM, pinned Beau Iske, CMB, 2:51. 132: Ethan Cozad, CMB, forf. . 138: Evan Bianchi, CMB, dec. James Maggard, PCM, 12-5. 145: Ian Reed, PCM, forf. . 152: Luke Cummings, PCM, pinned Zach Huffaker, CMB, 0:52. 160: Jade Coleman, PCM, dec. Jordan Coughenour, CMB, 10-3. 170: Ron Marshall, PCM, pinned Blake Coughenour, CMB, 0:54. 182: Lucas Rains, PCM, pinned Logan Cory, CMB, 1:10. 195: Jaret Maggard, PCM, forf. . 220: Brandon Charls, PCM, pinned Archer McFadden, CMB, 1:30. 285: Dawson Dahlke, CMB, pinned Trent Malone, PCM, 0:53.

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Grinnell’s Katie Cooper (31) fouls Newton’s Elizabeth Horn (34) on this shot in the second half of the freshman girls’ game Thursday at NHS. Grinnell held off a late charge by the Cardinals for a 38-34 win.

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Worship Together Ashton Chapel Next to Ashton Park, near intersection of Hwy 330 and F17 (8887 W. 122nd St. N., Mingo, IA) Sunday School 9:00am; Worship 10:00am. Pastors: Larry Craig and Mark Eddy Bar None Cowboy Church Building next to Culver’s Newton, David Rex, Pastor, 641-521-4354, 7pm Thursdays. Music featured each week. www.barnonecowboy Baxter Evangelical Free Church East Avenue, Baxter, Eugene Bucklin, Pastor, 10:00am Worship, 5:30pm FCYF, 7:00pm Wednesday prayer mtg. Bethany United Church of Christ 5627 N. 95th Ave. W., Baxter, (one mi. E. of Baxter on Station St.) Pastor Wanda Seydel. Sunday after Labor Day through Memorial Day: 8:30 Junior Choir; 9:15 Sunday School; 10:30 Worship. Sunday after Memorial Day through Labor Day: 9:30 Worship; Women’s Fellowship First Thursday 2pm. Sunday’s in July feature 10:30 prayer and study of the Lords Prayer. Bible Missionary Church 909 N. 95th Ave. E. 641-840-2093 Pastor Lucas. Sunday School 9:45am, Morning Worship 10:45, Evening Service 6:00pm. Mid-week Service 7:00pm Center Friends Northeast of Newton, Karen Mendenhall, pastor, Dallas Gilreath, pastor, Cheri Doane, assistant pastor; 9:30am Sunday school, 10:30am Worship. Call 641-792-2473. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Prairie City, 9:00am Sunday school, 10:00am Worship. Christian Life Church 421 S. 2nd Ave. W., Interim Pastor James Miller; Phone Number: 641-521-9294. Coffeetime 9:30am, Worship 10:00am. Lunch Served at noon. Bible Study: Tuesday 10:00am. Christian Reformed Church Prairie City, Matthew McClure, pastor; 9:30am Worship, 10:45am Sunday school, 6:30pm Worship. Jasper County Church of Christ 1100 N. 3rd Ave. E., 9:30am Bible classes, 10:30am & 1:30pm Worship; Thursday evening 7:00pm Bible Study. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1405 N. 11th Ave. E., Branch President-Gregory O. Rivers, 316 E. 8th St. S., Newton, IA 50208. 9:30am Sacrament meeting, 10:40am Sunday School & Primary, 11:45am Priesthood, Relief Society & Young Women. Colfax United Methodist Church S. Locust St. & Division St., 515-674-3782. 10:00am Sunday School, 10:00am Family Worship. Rev. R.D. Streeter Community of Christ 1805 S. 8th Ave. E., 791-7834, Bill Conklin, pastor, Church School Classes 9:30am; Worship Service 10:30am; Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00pm. Community Heights Alliance Pastor Cory Stout, Senior Pastor; Pastor John Patterson, Associate Pastor; Tyler Kramer, Youth Pastor; Mike Osterbauer, Pastor of Worship and Young Adults. Sunday Worship Services 8:15am, 11am & 5pm; Sunday School 9:30am; Sr. High Youth Group Wednesday 7:45pm; Wednesday Prayer Meetings 6am, noon & 6:45am; Jr. High Youth Group 6:30pm; Awana 6:30pm; Nursery available for most events. Handicapped accessible. 2500 S. 13th Ave. E. 792-1620. Congregational United Church of Christ-Baxter 217 S. Main Baxter, Rollin Watters, pastor, Sunday School 9:30am, Regular worship service, 10:30am

Congregational United Church of Christ-Newton 308 E. 2nd St. N., Newton, Rev. Jessica Petersen-Orwenyo, Pastor; Sunday Worship 10:00am, Nursery provided; Fellowship Time 11:00am. Accessible to all. Bible Study Wednesdays 10:00am. Christian Education for children of all ages Wed. 6:00pm(infant-8th grade). 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month 7:00pm - Adult Christian Education. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here! Cornerstone Bible Fellowship 1000 E. 12th St. S., Newton; Pastor Steve Bundy, Associate Pastor Brian Keeton. Sunday School 9am, Sunday Worship 10:15am, 6:30pm youth group on Sunday, 7pm Wed Bible study, Faith Baptist Prairie City, 9:30am Bible School, 10:30am Worship, 6:00pm Gospel service, 7:00pm Wed., Bible study. First Assembly of God 1029 E. 19th St. N., Newton,; Pastor Don Hayes, senior pastor; 9am Sunday School, 10am Worship, 7pm Wed. mid-week service. First Baptist Church Colfax, Rev. Phil Butler, pastor, 674-3752. Family Fellowship 9:00 am; Sun. School 9:15 am; Morning Worship 10:30 am; Eve. Service 6:00 pm. Wed., 7:00 pm Hour of Power.

Foursquare Church 1510 S. 8th Ave. E., Pastor Dottie Black and Associate Pastor Dustin Black, 9:45 a.m. Sunday morning worship service, 6:30 p.m. Sunday night Sunday School and prayer meetings 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9:15 a.m. Sunday until service time. Grace Church “A Family Of Friends”, 1620 N. 11th Ave E., Newton; Pastor Dan Hayton; Sunday Morning Refreshments 9:30 am, Worship Service with nursery care 10:00 am. The Edge: 5 yr olds to 5th grade & The Kids Community Pre School age, Sunday at 10:00am. Experience God Bible Study Wed. at 7am; Life Student Ministries Wed. 6:45-8pm 641-792-1793

Iron Sharpens Iron Church 1305 E. 10th St. S. Newton Cheryl Palmer, Doug Cupples Ministers 10:00am Sunday Morning Worship. Bible study and fellowship follow morning service. Mid-week Service 7pm Wednesday with Merlin Hamilton. Kellogg Christian (Disciples of Christ) 321 Bolton St., Kellogg, 10:30 am Worship. Kellogg United Methodist 417 2nd St., Kellogg, Pastor Tim Morgan, Sunday School 9:30am nursery, kids, young adult, middle adult & adult classes; 10:30am Morning worship; Worship Lit Saturday’s 7:00pm; Open Hand Supper 3rd Saturday of the month 6:00pm. Killduff United Methodist Rev. Randall McNeer, Worship 8:45am Communion first Sunday of each month. Living Word Fellowship Doug Bradey, Pastor, 321 E. Robinson St., Knoxville 641-828-7119, Wed. Night Service: 6pm prayer, 7pm worship, 6:15pm Fuzion Youth Service; Sun. Morning Service: 8:30 am prayer, 9 am Life Groups, 10 am Worship Service, Nursery and Children’s Ministry available.

Grinnell Church of Christ 1402 3rd Ave., Grinnell, Iowa 50112, Bible study Sunday 9:30 a.m., Wednesday 7:00 p.m., Worship services Sunday 1030 a.m. or Haven Vineyard Church 207 1st Ave. E, Newton; Pastor Caz & Jane Cibula; 641-526-3157; 10 am Sunday Service.

Lynnville Friends Mark Porter, Pastor, 9:00 am Morning Worship, 10:30 am Sunday School, 6:30 pm Bible Study Hour.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 314 E. 2nd St. N. Pastor Mark Young. Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Faith Village & Sunday School. 10:15 Worship. 11:30am coffee fellowship. 5:45pm Wed; Family Unity Night. Thurs; 6:00 Choir Practice, 7:10 Atonement Practice. 641-792-5850, Nursery provided. First Church of Christ Scientist 616 6th Ave., Grinnell, 10:30 am Services. First Lutheran Church - ELCA 309 E. 3rd St. N., Newton. Pastor Zachary Bey. Sunday Worship at 9:30 am; Sunday School and Fellowship to follow at 10:45 am; High School Youth Group every other Wednesday evening. 641-792-3934. All are welcome! First Presbyterian 220 N 2nd Ave E Newton Interim Pastor Linda CurtisStolper Adult Sunday School 9AM Kids Action Hour 9:15AM Worship 10:30AM Fellowship 11:30AM Nursery Provided Handicapped Accessible Everyone Welcome! Mens Group 1st & 3rd Thursdays 6:30AM & 9AM Womens Bible Study Wed 9:30AM WOW Wed 4:30PM 792-2790 First United Methodist 210 N 2nd Ave E. Rev. Gary Marzolf Worship 8:30 AM, 11:00AM Fellowship 9:30 AM, Sunday School 9:45 AM, Contemporary Worship 11:00 AM. Youth Group 6:00 PM. Handicapped Accessible. Nursery Provided. 9:00 am “First Church on The Air”- KCOB

New Life Community Church of the Nazarine 605 W. 8th St. N., P.O. Box 1021, Rev. Lauris Meek, Sunday School 9:30 am, Morning Worship 10:30 am, Sunday Evening 6:00 pm, Wed. Children’s Night & TNT (Teen) 7:00 pm, Junior quizzing 7:00 pm, Thurs. Youth 7:00 pm , Thurs. Bible Study & Prayer 7:00 pm, Fellowship Hall. Nursery for all services. Parsonage 792-6171 or Church 792-5363. Newton Church of The Way 2306 S. 3rd Ave E., 792-7300 Pastor Steve Heerema. Sunday Morning: 7:45 Classic; 9:00 and 10:30 Ignite, Nursery during both Ignite Services (for newborn through 2 years old). Journey 252 Children’s Ministry 10:30am (for children 3 years through 6th Grade) The Way Café 8:30 to 10:30am, 5:00-7:00pm Prayer of Blessing, Wednesday 6:30 – 8:30pm Route 146 Youth, Saturday Nite Ignite 7:00-8:00pm Everyone Welcome! Other various group studies and classes are offered. Check out our Facebook page, our weekly bulletin on our website, or call/email the office for more information. Email: Web: Our Savior Lutheran Missouri Synod 1900 N. 4th Ave. E., Rev. John M. Moore, Pastor, Sunday Worship 9:00 am; Adult Bible Study Sundays 10:30 am; Sunday School Kingdom Quest 10:30 am; High School Youth Group Sunday 10:30 am & Wednesdays 7:00 pm; www.oursavlutheran. com (641( 792-1084.

First Baptist Church (Newton) 620 S. 8th Ave. E., phone: and on facebook. Pastor Aaron Loree, Family Education Time 9:00a.m., Powerkidz infants - 5th grade 9:00 a.m.; Sunday School for teens 9:00a.m.; Worship Service 10:15a.m. Men’s group meets on the first Sat. of every month at 7:30pm. First Baptist 810 S. Commerce, Monroe, Senior Pastor Shank, Youth Pastor Jason Burns. 9:30 am Sun. School, 10:30 am Worship, 6:00 p Evening service, 6 p.m. Christians in Action grades 6-12, Wed. Awana at 6:15 p.m. during school year, Wed. Bible Study & Prayer 8:15 pm during school year & 8 p.m. during summer.

Newton Christian Reformed Church 511 S. 5th Ave. E., Aaron Gunsaulus, Pastor, 9:30 am Morning worship, 10:50 am Church school, 6:00 pm Sunday Evening worship.

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church 151 60th Ave, Prairie City Rev. Medea Saunders Sunday 9:30 a.m. Worship Service;10:30 a.m. Sunday School 515-994-2354

Heart of Worship 14283 Hwy F62, Lynnville Pastor Tom Pool, Worship: 9 a.m., Children’s Church: 9:45 a.m. Fellowship: 10:15 a.m., Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA 1409 S. 8th Ave. E., Pastor Ken Ahntholz, 9:00 am Sunday School; 10:15 am Worship, easy access - no steps. Hope Assembly of God 126 W. State St., Colfax, Sunday school 10 am, Worship service 11 am, Sunday Evening Prayer Service 6:30 pm. 641-674-3700. Howard Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Rev. Tom Burns, pastor. 10:30 am Morning worship. Sunday school 9-10am all ages; K-5 Wed after school; Jr. High & High School 7-8pm; Howard and Locust Colfax. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 305 E. Howard St., Colfax, 515674-3711; Decaon Joe Dvorak; 11:00am Sunday Mass, 9:00am Wednesday Communion Service; Immanuel Baptist (GARB) 1300 N. 4th Ave. E., Ken Van Loon, Pastor, 9:30 am Sunday school, 10:45 am Worship, 6:00 pm Worship, Wed 6:30-8:00 pm Youth, 6:30 pm Wednesday Awana Clubs (during school year), 7:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Fellowship. Call 792-4470. Ira United Church Karen Fausch, pastor, 9:00 am Worship, 10:15 am Sunday School.

Metz Community 3253 W. 62nd St. S., Newton, 791-9568, Pastor David Rex; Sunday School 9:00 am. 10:10 am service. Mingo United Methodist 202 W. Main, Mingo, Rev. Kurt DeVance, 515-339-8819; Children’s Sunday School - 9:30 am and Adult Sunday School - 9:45 am. Church time is 10:45 am. Monroe Presbyterian Church 115 So. Main, Monroe, Rev. Ann Rouse, Sonlight Service 8:00 am; 9:00 am church school, 10:00 am Traditional Worship, communion on 1st Sunday of month, 6:00 pm Session Committees 2nd Sunday of month, 7:00 pm Session Meeting 2nd Sunday of month.

Pleasantview United Methodist 8454 S. 28th Ave. E., Newton, Pastor Tim Morgan; 9:00 am worship; 10:15 am Sunday School. Prairie City Church of the Brethren 12015 Hwy S 6G, Corner of S 6G & F70 W, 5 miles south of Prairie City on S6G, 515-9942940; Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 8:15-11:15 am; Pastor Timothy Peter; Sunday: 9:30am Sunday School; 10:45am Worship Service/Children’s Church; Nursery provided. Prairie City First Reformed Church 300 E. 5th St., P. O. Box 178, 515-994-2250, frcprairiecity@; 9:30 am Worship, 10:50 am Sunday School.

Monroe United Methodist 407 N. Monroe St., Monroe, 641259-2822; Pastor Stephen Taylor; Jubilee Service 8:15 am; Sunday School 9:00 am; Worship 10:15 am; Office Hours: Mon. Thurs. 8-Noon;

Prairie City United Methodist Church 706 W. McMurray, Prairie City Rev. Medea Saunders Sunday 8:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Office hours 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. M-TH 515-994-2354

New Life Baptist Church 124 E. Howard St., Colfax, 515-674-3103, Sunday School 9:45 am, Worship Service 10:45, Evening Service 6 pm, midweek service 7 pm Wednesdays. Independent Fundamental Baptist Church.

Rock Creek Hickory Grove Church 3 1/2 miles north of Rock Creek Lake, 9:15 am fellowship, 9:30 am Sunday School, 10:30 am worship.

Newton Baptist Temple (A Fundamental Independent Church) 621 E. 12th St. N., Ross McIntyre, pastor. 10:00 am Sunday School, 11:00 am Worship, Wednesday and Sunday 6:00 pm Worship, Bus transportation available, 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible study.

Reasnor United Methodist Rev. Randall McNeer, Worship 10:45am. Communion first Sunday of each month. Sacred Heart Catholic Church 1115 S. 8th Ave. E., Rev. William Reynolds, pastor, Saturday: 4:00 pm Mass, Sunday: 9:00 am Mass.

Salvation Army 301 N. 2nd Ave. E., Captains Jeff and Mikey Carter, Sunday - 9:45 am Sunday school, 10:45 am Worship. Seventh Day Adventist 1409 S. 8th Ave E., Newton Pastor Joshua Plhocky Saturday Services 9:00 am; Worship 11 am Sabbath school, Prayer Meeting Thursday Eve at 7:00 pm Solid Rock Church 115 Main St., Reasnor; Pastor John Hlad 641-842-2440; Sunday Bible study all ages 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. worship; Wednesday Bible study all ages 7 p.m. St. Aidan’s Anglican Church 4900 Meredith Dr., (NW 46th Ave.), Des Moines, The Bishop L.W. Faulk, 9:10 am Morning prayer, 9:30 am Holy communion. St. Luke United Methodist 501 E. 19th St. N., Pastor Rev. Audrey Young, 8:00 am worship followed by Coffee time. 9:15 am Sunday School for all ages, including two adult classes. 10:30 am Worship followed by Coffeetime. 641-792-5736 St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church 5 mi. west of Sully, Pastor Nancy J. Pick, Worship 9:30 am; Adult Forum 10:15 am; Women of the ELCA meet 1:30 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month; Church Council meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm.; Contact Parish office 641-798-4651. St. Stephen’s Episcopal 223 E. 4th St. N., Newton, ph. 792-6971. Rev. John Thorpe, Rector, Rev. Merle Smith, Deacon; Sunday 8:00 am Holy Eucharist & 10:00 am Holy Eucharist; Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 am Morning Prayer; Wed. 5:00 pm Evening Prayer. Saturday Evening Worship Service 5:30 p.m. Sully Community Church Pastor Jerry Morningstar, 9:30 am Sunday school, 10:30 am Worship, 5:00 pm Quiz team practice; 6:00 pm Worship, Thursday night adults, youth 7:00 pm. Sully Christian Reformed Pastor Brian Ochsner. 9:30 am Morning worship, 6:00 pm Evening worship, 10:45 am Sunday School. 9:30 am Tues. Coffee Break for women, Nursery and preschool classes provided. 7:15 pm Wed - Gems, Cadets and High School Youth, Prayer for Country - everyone welcome. 8 Bible studies call 594-4440. Sully First Reformed Church Rev. Wayne Sneller, senior pastor, Diana Scandridge, Youth & Education Director. 9:30 am Worship, 11:00 am Sunday school, 6:00 pm Worship; Thursday Night Family Night 7:00 pm Sept. - March. United Pentecostal 813 E. 7th St. N., Rev. Robert A. Shaw, pastor, 10:00 am Sunday Worship, 6:00 pm Sunday Worship, Prayer and Bible study Tuesday 6:30, Super & Youth Church Wednesday starts 7:00-8:00. United Presbyterian 209 N. 2nd Ave. E., Rev. Donald Freeman, 9:30 am Sunday School, 10:30 - 11:30 am worship service (broadcasted live on KCOB radio); 11:30 am Fellowship; Wednesday choir rehearsal 6:00 p.m.; Nursery provided on Sundays. Westfield Community Church 4164 20th St., Grinnell, Pastor Jann Braaksma, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; Sunday 10:30 a.m. Worship; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Youth Group; Wittemberg Church Rt. 1, Newton, pastor Rev. Roger K. Swanson 10:15 am Worship.

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Public Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION OF NEWTON, IOWA Notice is hereby given that the Newton P&Z Commission will hold a Public Hearing at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 101 W. 4th St. S., on the following: AX14-1: Voluntary annexation proposal into the City of Newton along Iowa Speedway Drive and Lincoln Street in 2600-2800 Blocks. (Raceway Acres and Modlin, Applicants). Any individual may file written comments and/or be heard at said hearing. Additional information can be obtained from the Community Development Department, 1700 N. 4th Ave. W., Newton, Iowa, (641) 792-6622. January 10

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT OF NEWTON, IOWA Notice is hereby given that the Newton Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing at 4:30 P.M. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 101 W. 4th St. S., on the following: V14-1: VanMaanen Electric Front Yard Setback Variance, 727 N 19th Avenue E. Any individual may file written comments and/or be heard at said hearing.Additional information can be obtained from the Community Development Department, 1700 N. 4th Ave. W., Newton, Iowa, (641) 7926622. January 10 NOTICE OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENT NEWTON, IOWA Notice is hereby given that the Newton City Council approved Schedule 13-8: Assessments for the Expenses of Nuisance Abatement has been filed with the Jasper County Treasurer under the authority of Iowa Code §364.12. The assessments may be paid in full or in part without interest within thirty days, and thereafter all unpaid special assessments bear interest at the rate specified by the council. All properties are located within the City of Newton, Iowa. Schedule 13-8. Deed/Contract Holder Address Total Amount Assessed Parcel Number Carkhoff, Charles Novak, Brenda 400 E 22nd Street S $112.50 0835256006 Mattingly, Paul & Kelley 701 E 10th Street N $125.00 0827476025 Cupples, Connie 1011 E 9th Street N $112.50 0827405010 January 3 & 10

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1968 BLUE Ford Mustang Convertible. 60,000 miles, 289 Automatic. 641-7924481 or 641-521-7813

1997 FORD Conversion Van. Heavy ½ ton, great for towing. New front end and front tires. Runs great. $2400. 515-778-2792

1999 HARLEY Davidson XL CH Sportster, red & black, runs good, 24,000 miles, $3500. Must sell. call for details, after 2:30pm 641-521-7165


2007 CHEVY COBALT, RED, 121,2112 MILES. IN GREAT SHAPE. PERFECT FOR ANYONE WANTING A FABULOUS RUNNING CAR WITH UNBEATABLE GAS MILEAGE. WE ARE ONLY SELLING BECAUSE OUR FAMILY IS GROWING AND WE UPGRADED TO A LARGER VEHICLE. ASKING $4,000 OBO. CALL (409) 789-3825 2008 SUNSET Creek by Sunny Brook, 27' travel trailer, 12' slide out, walk in shower, regular size bed, sofa, and table make into a bed. 2 platform rockers and TV included, electric front jack, good condition, $13,000. Call 641-7924935

DAEWOO-DD802L DOZER $20,000. 641-792-4332

TWO Taurus SHO's. 1993 Ford Taurus SHO: 81200+ one owner miles. Manual 5 speed overdrive transmission. All options except sunroof. Ultra red crimson color. Very clean, good to excellent condition. Included owners manual, Ford repair manual, Chiltion repair manual, purchase papers, repair records, original floor mats, and 1993 magazine articles. Vehicle is ready to drive anywhere. 1995 SHO: Parts car with lots of good parts. Bad engine and automatic transmission. Good Body, glass, wheels, and more. Asking $4900 for both cars. 641791-2220.

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2002 GRAY, extended cab Chevy Silverado. Fully loaded with towing package, leather, heated seats, automatic seats, mirrors, etc. 207k miles and some very minor dents/scratches. Engine runs perfect. Recently fully detailed and new battery. $7,000 OBO. Contact Cody if interested at 515-681-1373

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1999 ARCTIC Cat 4wheeler ATV, like new, runs great! $1950. 641831-3821. No calls after 8 pm.

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If you had to create your own personal coat of arms, what is the symbol that would most meaningfully represent you? The trine of the sun in Capricorn and the Taurus moon will illuminate such personal symbols. Stay observant, and these representations of our consciousness will show up in surprising places. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 10). You’ll be the one to whip up the enthusiasm of your group. A beautiful relationship inspires you and brings you to new levels of excitement and action in the next 10 weeks. And it’s still good after that, as a project will have you working and building together. March, July and October are your biggest money months. Cancer and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 12, 39, 17 and 5. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll have a string of well-timed interactions, and this is not only because the universe is on your side these days. It’s also because you are observant and you follow your intuition.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It won’t matter to you whether you have a little or a lot. What will matter is that what you have is your own. If you have the choice, you’d rather have very little and be able to call it completely yours.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Everyone wants to be understood, and yet most people barely understand themselves — so how can they understand anyone else? Your talent for clearing up misunderstandings will be in high demand.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll be attending an event. If this experience were a book, you would skip some of it — namely the filler that feels bloated with too many details. You can afford to skip that part in real life, too.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Just because something is not hard doesn’t mean it’s easy. What’s worth doing today will take a few simple steps. The extreme repetition of those steps will be what makes for a successful outcome.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll be dealing with people you don’t necessarily agree with or even like, but you still have to figure out how to best manage the interaction. One success recipe: honesty, levity and a smile.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Here’s the straight truth: You are compromising too often and too much. Instead of starting off with what you think the other person will go for, start off with what you want.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). One of the secrets of your success is that you use the words “our” and “we” often. Standing for your group, even if it’s only a group of two, will start a wonderful string of events. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Do what you want to do today. There will be people whose needs compete with yours and other reasons for subverting your interests, and all are manageable if you have the will. Get on your own side. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). Being around the same person or people for too many hours and days in a row could bring out a less than optimum side of you. Arrange to get away. You deserve this. COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM


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